Category: Things I loved doing

Experiencing permaculture in Colares

I am typing these words when it is the third week I have been living in the Quinta dos 7 Nomes. Located in Colares and just a ten minutes walk from terrific cliffs and an area which is UNESCO world heritage. Sintra, the town who inspired Lord Byron, one of the book of Harry Potter and many other artists, it…

Cleaning pathways in Ikaria

It was a very boring Sunday at work in the Netherlands when I came across a disclaimer about a volunteer project in the Greek island of Ikaria. I knew something about this place because of Greek friends talking about this ‘wild’ spot, where nature is rough and hiking is as pure as in a few other places in this corner of the…

Cycling the Canary Islands

Lanzarote is the second island of the Canary archipelago I visited last month after Fuerteventura. Despite the geographical proximity, the vibe is totally different from one place to the other. Lanzarote grabbed some deep parts of me, it’s rough and earthy. For the adventurers, it is a land to discover every time the touristic paths are left on the southern coasts. It…